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The Degree of Urbanisation, a new global definition of cities, urban and rural areas

In its 51st session, the United Nations Statistical Commission endorsed the methodology for delineation of cities and urban and rural areas for international and regional statistical comparison purposes. The method was proposed by a consortium of international organisations (EU, OECD, World Bank, FAO, UN-Habitat, ILO) led by the EU.

This page presents key resources needed for information, visualisation and implementation of the
Degree of Urbanisation.